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GOBankingRates Logo By Joel Anderson of GOBankingRates | Slide 2 of 13: One of the year’s biggest mergers was between Unilever and itself. The company’s odd Anglo-Dutch dual corporate structure is a legacy of the consumer goods giant’s beginnings. It derives from a union formed between the British soap company Lever Brother and a Dutch margarine concern headed by the Jurgen brothers in 1930. However, while this fascinating legacy has lasted for over a century, the company appears intent on merging now.

1. Unilever and Unilever

One of the year’s biggest mergers was between Unilever and itself. The company’s odd Anglo-Dutch dual corporate structure is a legacy of the consumer goods giant’s beginnings. It derives from a union formed between the British soap company Lever Brother and a Dutch margarine concern headed by the Jurgen brothers in 1930. However, while this fascinating legacy has lasted for over a century, the company appears intent on merging now.

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